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Dartmouth Heritage Museum To Temporarily Re-Locate

(Thursday, November 28/2002)-- The Dartmouth Heritage Museum is looking for a new home, but in the meantime it is temporarily re-locating to one of its two, smaller historic buildings.

Mayor Peter Kelly met recently with the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, and he offered HRM's assistance to provide storage for the museum's collection until a permanent home can be found.

"The Dartmouth Collection represents a very important part of the development of our community over the years. It is not only a link with the past, but best symbolizes our unique heritage and culture, " Mayor Kelly said.

Sheila Strong, President of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society, said the Museum must move out of its main building at 100 Wyse Road because the building is in need of repair and no longer suits the needs of a thriving museum. The vast majority of the Museum's collection will have to go into storage.

Ms. Strong said the last event at the Museum's Present Wyse Road facility will be Volunteer Appreciation Night on December 4th. Then, the Museum will begin moving next month to Evergreen, located at 26 Newcastle Street, one of its two historic houses.

The move to the new temporary location should be completed and Museum re-opened to the public by January 21st.

She said the Museum is looking for a permanent home to house its archival materials and exhibits, but that process could take up to two years.

"We will be able to re-locate our archival material to Evergreen, and provide smaller exhibits on a rotating basis. It will be adequate on the short-term, but what we really need is a facility that will fit our needs for many years to come."

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Mayor Peter Kelly
(902) 490-4010

Sheila Strong
President, Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society
(902) 464-2300

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